The CTO of COLETEK (Luke Cole) originally worked for Hemisphere GPS as a "Robotics Engineer" implementing auto-guidance solutions for agriculture tractors and quadbikes. Luke Cole also worked at Location Aware Technologies (433) developing indoor tracking devices. And also worked for leading research institutes such as NICTA, CSIRO and ANU Robotics System Lab (lead by Alex Zelinsky).
Lance Cole has also worked at NICTA and has a background of various hardware development, such as working for a contract company to the US millary (EOS), building the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS).
Located in the northern part of Brisbane’s popular bayside, Sandgate attracts buyers looking for a lifestyle incorporating the outdoors and the water.
The community in Sandgate has seen a shift toward a younger family-oriented demographic in recent years. The redevelopment of the foreshore has seen an increase in the number of restaurants, cafes and leisure facilities including bike and walk ways.
An older area, Sandgate is predominantly made up of houses with a few unit and townhouse complexes mixed in.
With so much demand, very little vacant land is available in the area. Bargains are rapidly disappearing and older homes are being raised and remodelled. Sandgate’s rising popularity is creating steady demand which is in turn forcing the price of homes, in particular waterfront homes, upwards.
The Bluewater Festival is rapidly becoming Sandgate’s premier event, attracting thousands of visitors to the waterfront.
Residents are well catered for with primary and high schools (both public and private), and the Queensland University of Technology and North Point Institute of TAFE located in close proximity at Carseldine and Bracken Ridge respectively.
The Sandgate Shopping Complex along Brighton Road services the retail needs of residents while access to public transport is available from all areas around Sandgate. Sandgate residents have a reasonably short thirty-minute commute via rail to Brisbane City.